Call for Artists- Hotel Windrow  Rooftop Mural

Artists in central Washington (defined as Kittitas, Yakima and Chelan Counties) are invited to submit proposals for one lateral mural design to be placed on the roof of Ellensburg’s newest boutique hotel, the Hotel Windrow. Submitted works must reflect the nature and place of the Kittitas Valley. The mural must also display the graphic logo of the hotel prominently. To complement the hotel design elements please see images included with this call.  Artists will retain copyright of work, but will allow for the use of images on Hotel Windrow promotional materials.


To apply:
Submit up to 10 images of work or a website link, resume and artist statement to by October 1. Please put in your email subject line: Windrow, Last Name


Important Dates:
October 1- Deadline to apply. Submit up to 10 images or weblinks with appropriate images to
October 5 – Finalists selected by panel
October 19 – Proposals due
Late Winter/Spring 2020 – Final designs due to Windrow team and execution begins


Call for mural
One mural will be painted on the roof of the Hotel Windrow adjacent to the rooftop bar for an estimated size of 1,500 sf. See reference images for a vision. Three finalists will be selected to create a final design with a stipend of $100. The final mural award will be $2500-$5000 and must be completed between March 15 and April 30, 2020. The artist will work with Windrow to order paint as part of the total budget. The hotel will reserve the right to remove, paint over or replace the mural at their discretion.

Windrow Vision Statement: 

Paying Homage to Tradition: The Story of the Windrow

The concept of a windrow is simple in nature, yet more complex in our lives.

Central Washington hay farmers labor over fields throughout the growing season, then cut their crops into long “windrows,” laid down perpendicular to the wind, to dry. These rows force hay into a period of “rest.” You see, everything rides on this critical period of rest for the crop. Bale the hay too early, and it’s not cured. Bale the hay too late, and you’ve bleached the hay.

While carving out this time can be challenging for farmers, it is crucial to optimal production and overall success. Inspired by this idea, the Hotel Windrow team applied the concept to everyday life.

Like a windrow, we too need crucial times of rest between the busyness of life and the necessary time it takes to reach your full potential.

You make the time – we’ll take care of the “rest.”